Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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Neither Linux mint nor Ubuntu can be installed on Alienware m14x r2

I have bought a laptop from Alienware a few years ago and recently have tried to switch to Linux. However, I have had so many issues with any version of Linux installing that I may be forced to use ...
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Package not getting installed by apt-get

I am running sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4. I would expect this command to install the library, as there is no such library to be found when running pkg-config --list-all | grep gtkmm. However, ...
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Hit enter automatically when running apt-get install <package> prompts a dialog boxes

I'm running command apt-get install -y <package>. It overcomes confirmation like Do you want to continue? [Y/n] But in the process of updating, I got a popup which asks to hit enter in ...
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Mint opening wrong login screen sometimes

I've created my own login screen editing the code of Zukitwo-Circle. It works perfectly, but sometimes, instead of opening it, Mint simply opens GTK, the pure GTK, with no theme. Sometimes that ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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Mount existing partition on VirtualBox

I've been trying to boot my Windows 8.1 on a VirtualBox machine under my Linux Mint 17. Everything is in x64. I've installed VirtualBox and its GUI to do so. My Windows 8.1 is on /dev/sda2, my Mint 17 ...
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Vim colorscheme not displaying properly

I realize that questions about Vim colorschemes have been asked quite frequently, but I believe I've tried the advice in all of them and I can't quite seem to get my colorschemes to work. That being ...
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how to change workspaces with touchpad gestures in touchegg on linux mint

I tried this instructions with touchegg: http://askubuntu.com/questions/92169/to ... -workspace My goal is to be able to change between workspaces with touchpad gestures(My sugested gesture for this ...
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Android apps doesn't sync over WiFi

"Network Manager" (Mint 17.1) can create a WiFi hotspot for Android phone if you use the option the «Create a Wireless Hotspot». Until recently, this hotspot worked fine, but now i have a problem. ...
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Trying to replace fonts in an Xview application

I am using a really old piece of software on my Linux Mint machine. The arrangement of buttons inside the application is messed up because (1) the font size is too large, and (2) likely, the spacing ...
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Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/qiana/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana (Cinamon). When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output: Err http://archive.canonical.com qiana/partner amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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Black screen when loading google web store on chrome browser

pc screen goes black and have to reboot when selecting web store on chrome browser 39.0.2171.19 beta and Linux 17 mint, other pages are ok, only has happens when loading web store (every Time) and you ...
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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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Lock Computer after X minutes, non user editable

Case: I have younger siblings who have a linux computer. They are not allowed to access this computer without parental approval and entry of a password. Their solution is to disable my locking ...
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how can a web page change my mouse speed?

I usually have many tabs open in Firefox and I haven't been able to find one specific website that causes this because I don't seem to notice it right away. I'm going to click on something on my ...
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VPN no longer working after System Update

I recently Updated Linux Mint (13) - I didn't upgrade the distro, but it seems that I updated network-manager. After a restart (that was required), the VPN (openvpn) connection stopped working. I ...
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Wifi problems with Linux Mint and Android

Since I installed Linux Mint 15, every time I connect my laptop on the wifi the internet connection on my Android phone suffers a LOT (very slow). The internet on my laptop works fine. My router is a ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Connect USB serial dongle to Windows 7 on VirtualBox

I am running Linux Mint 16, and VirtualBox 4.3.4, with the extension pack installed. I have Windows 7 installed as a client. I have to run an application on this Windows 7 install, and it uses a USB ...
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linux mint VIA sound issue

So I installed linux Mint 15 "Olivia" 64 bit on my Mecer W550EU laptop I have HD Audio with a VIA chipset charles-W55xEU charles # lsmod | grep snd snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36913 1 snd_hda_codec_via ...
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Some sites won't load on Ubuntu/Mint

I have a REALLY weird problem with either my network or my OS. Last week I've suddenly had difficulties loading some websites or even more odd some parts of different websites. For example, I could ...
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Random freezes on Linux Mint 15 KDE under an UEFI Asus motherboard

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE, fully updated. For some reason, I'm experiencing seemly random lock ups. The GUI doesn't respond to input from mouse & keyboard, plus the interface doesn't ...
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Setting up a Linux Partition

I've recently learned that I need to install "Debian 7.0" on my machine. I know very little about Linux. However, I do know there are a variety of distributions. From my understanding, some of these ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint 15 installed entirely in LVM. Where should grub 2.0 boot loader go?

I'm attempting to install Linux Mint 15 entirely within LVM (in four separate LVM logical volumes: / /boot /home swap I've set up the LVM configuration by booting into the Mint 15 Live environment ...
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How to remove GRUB 2.0 and Mint(15) AND restore the Windows 8 boot GUI?

The bottom line is that I have no use for Mint Linux anymore, and would like to remove grub along with the OS. The problem is that I finally have Windows 8 set up just that special little way I like ...
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Install NDAS on Linux Mint

I'm trying to get Iocell NetDisk to work with Linux Mint 15. The Iocell-Website directed me here. I followed the steps given, up until sudo module-asisstant auto-install ndas This one says: "Bad ...
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Dual-boot (Linuxmint and ChromeOS) on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Two weeks ago I bought a Samsung Exynus 5200 Chromebook. It has 2 GB memory, a 16 GB SSD, an ARM-processor Mali-T 604 and ships with Chrome OS named Snow-Premier GE 8429. I want to work with Linux on ...
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Which PDF viewer for Linux supports going back and forward?

I use Alt-arrow to go back and forward very often in browser, IDE, etc. But the standard PDF viewer in Linux Mint lacks this function. What can I use instead (preferably not Adobe Reader)?
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Linux mint 14 (nadia) live cd gparted not showing partions

I am just trying to install linux mint 14 on my desktop and it's booting into live cd, but when I try to install its partitioning step it's not showing my partitions. If I use sudo fdisk -l it shows ...
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Reduce WiFi power usage

I found that WiFi is draining too much battery power on my laptop. The system has Linux Mint 14 (32 bit) and runs with its default kernel, 3.5.0-17-generic. The driver in use is ath9k and runs on ...
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linux-mint Font size increased to a large size, now every window garbels display

Hey guys I have made a blunder. While i was playing with cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I cant use any applications because of the ...
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How to keep a copy of software downloaded from software center in linux mint

I am upgrading to linux mint 14 buy clearing the hard disk and installing the OS. Can anyone tell me how to keep a backup copy of software that i downloaded from the software center? So that when i ...
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Why would apt install an i386 dependency for an amd64 package?

I have a Compaq laptop with an Intel T2370 CPU, which is 64-bit. Most of my applications are installed from the amd64 packages. I installed WINE1.4 yesterday using Software Manager in Linux Mint 13 ...
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apt-get only downloading gnome classic

For the past few weeks, I've been having a problem with my two laptops. Somehow (both on linux mint 13 and ubuntu 12.04) I have been trying to download gnome 3.4 shell. Unfortunately it would only ...
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Sony VPCEG brightness issue on Linux Mint 13

I am having a problem reducing the brightness of my screen. It is really hurting my eyes. I have tried to Google the issue but I did not find any solution. Is there a way to reduce the screen ...
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SSH login through nautilus fails

I'm using Linux Mint Maya. I'm trying to SSH to a remote server. I can successfully SSH to the server through the command line. But when I attempt to SSH through Nautilus (using the "Connect to ...
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games opening at double resolution with 2 monitors

Whenever I open a game on my computer, It opens at a resolution of 3840x1080 aka the resolution of both of my monitors, combined. Now some games have good resolution controls, most do not. Is there ...
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Linux Mint 13 is not booting on dual boot computer

I have 2 hard drives in my computer a 300 GB drive which is my primary drive for windows 7 and a 1.5 TB drive that I'd used for storage. When I got it I partitioned 500 GB for use in Linux. So, I ...
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Keyboard input lagging in Linux Mint

I have a strange problem with my newly installed Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon. Sometimes, while I'm typing, the system does not register some of my inputs. And sometimes, it gets 'stuck' on a key and ...
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Flash player problems in Chrome on Linux Mint 12

I have pretty funny problem with flash player, I can view movies from youtube, but flash does not save my usage data and don't let me change prefferences. Problem occurs only if I install adblock and ...
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Copy / paste in Linux Mint

What makes copy/paste work in LinuxMint, is there a default clipboard manager installed? In other distros this doesn't work if you close one application and paste in other.
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No WiFi in Linux Mint Xfce

I just installed Linux Mint (Debian Edition) Xfce x64 on my laptop, in preparation of getting my new computer for Christmas. Anyways, I am trying to connect to wireless, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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My Linux Mint install won't keep displaying on my external monitor properly

I installed Linux Mint (although I think I used to have the same problem on the latest Ubuntu 11.04 too) and I only have one problem. I plug an HDMI cable into my laptop to put the display on my ...
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Linux Mint Randomly Locks Up

I have a Sony Vaio in which I'm dual booting XP and Mint on. XP is painfully slow, and Mint likes to lock up randomly, to the point I have to power off to unfreeze it. The Windows issue is fixed by ...
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SSH remote problems - ongoing issue: Besides ssh not running on the Linux host or firewall running on that host, what other issues could it be?

Regarding the firewall: Linux Mint uses UFW by default. I disabled it with sudo ufw disable. Regarding the SSH Server service not running: I started it after I got a "Connection refused", leading ...
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Where is my firewall?

Using Linux Mint 17 and logged in as root... When I enter the command more /etc/sysconfig/iptables I get the error /etc/sysconfig/iptables: no such file or directory When I enter the command ...